Level 3 Communications did not follow the rest of the wholesale provider industry's wireless tower backhaul blitz, but the service provider does see small cells as one of several opportunities for its dark fiber business.
AT&T has been one of the most aggressive telcos implementing SDN and NFV in their networks, and the service provider is seeing its bet pay off to enhance how it delivers services to customers.
AT&T's ongoing FTTH rollout may be designed to provide consumers and businesses with higher speeds, but the service provider is seeing additional benefits from build.
Content delivery network provider Akamai is putting slightly less emphasis on its delivery services for media and entertainment companies and content providers, and is putting more emphasis on performance and security businesses-- a move that appears to be keeping its investors satisfied.
Frontier sees its acquisition of Verizon's assets in California, Florida and Texas as an opportunity to increase market share for existing copper and small business customers that may have churned over to cable operators.
Level 3 Communications isn't afraid of the rapidly consolidating fiber service market and the company sees Verizon's recent purchase of XO's fiber network as a potential opportunity to compete for business with other enterprises and carriers.
Windstream has high hopes that upgrading its last mile network with VDSL2 and fiber will help turn around its broadband subscribership, but in the near-term the telco continues to battle ongoing subscriber losses.
Zayo Group is aware that the fiber provider industry is consolidating around it-- a trend that it has helped lead since being founded in 2007-- but the fiber provider is not afraid of Verizon's recent purchase of XO Communications' fiber network.
CenturyLink may not be slowing down the rollout of its Prism TV service, but the telco is anxious to get video services to more users so it's going to start an over the top video trial focusing on the millennial generation.
Cincinnati Bell might start slowing down its FTTH rollout in 2017, but this year the telco is moving full steam ahead with plans to pass over 70,000 homes.